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second person

noun

Simple Definition of second person

  • grammar : a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to the person that the speaker or writer is addressing

  • : a writing style that uses second person pronouns and verbs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of second person

  1. 1a :  a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the person or thing addressed in the utterance in which they occurb :  a linguistic form belonging to such a set

  2. 2 :  reference of a linguistic form to the person or thing addressed in the utterance in which it occurs

Examples of second person in a sentence

  1. The author begins the story in the second person with the sentence You open the door and step into the room.



1612

First Known Use of second person

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Rhymes with second person


SECOND PERSON Defined for Kids

second person

noun

Definition of second person for Students

  1. :  a set of words or forms (as pronouns or verb forms) referring to the person the speaker or writer is addressing




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